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by alross2
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB46
Replies: 5
Views: 3673

Re: MGB46

Outstanding! Nice, clear shots. Thank you.
by alross2
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB46
Replies: 5
Views: 3673

Re: MGB46

Thank you, Darius, for the references. I have two somewhat indistinct photos of S 201 and two of VANTUL. Can you suggest any other sources (hopefully with photos) of these boats?
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by alross2
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB46
Replies: 5
Views: 3673

MGB46

TM51 was a 70' BPB boat built for the RNN. Two sisters were under construction in Holland under license, but were captured by the Germans. They, in turn, completed the two and placed them in service as S201 and S202. TM51 escaped to Britain, eventually becoming MGB46. The turret weapons are single 2...
by alross2
Sat May 02, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: Marinized RR MERLIN manual
Replies: 0
Views: 3318

Marinized RR MERLIN manual

I'm looking for a manual on the Rolls Royce MERLINs that were marinized for the British Power Boat Company MGBs.
by alross2
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: Allied Coastal Forces of WWII, vol. 3
Replies: 4
Views: 8236

Re: Allied Coastal Forces of WWII, vol. 3

Another drawing for V3, this one MTB419.
by alross2
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: Allied Coastal Forces of WWII, vol. 3
Replies: 4
Views: 8236

Re: Allied Coastal Forces of WWII, vol. 3

Lots done, but still lots to do. Here's one of the BPB drawings.
MASB3_20200129_0002.jpg
by alross2
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: Fairmile 'C' Gunboats
Replies: 4
Views: 7187

Re: Fairmile 'C' Gunboats

The Cs have an unusual panel bow and stern. They appear to be either white or yellow and the stern panels are in slightly different positions on each boat.
by alross2
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: 70' British Powerboat Company Co (former MASB)
Replies: 24
Views: 26229

Re: 70' British Powerboat Company Co (former MASB)

From the original BPB drawings for the MGB50-67 series.
by alross2
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 177-192
Replies: 1
Views: 5691

MGB 177-192

Looking for photos of MGB 177-192, the former RON 15 PTs transferred to the RN.
by alross2
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: 70' British Powerboat Company Co (former MASB)
Replies: 24
Views: 26229

Re: 70' British Powerboat Company Co (former MASB)

This is the cockpit of MGB16, one of the 70' boats, from the collection of Peter Scott. His grandfather was part of her crew. The MASBs pictured in this thread are 63' boats and had a different cockpit area. https://www.facebook.com/groups/7179359 ... SEARCH_BOX
by alross2
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: Allied Coastal Forces of WWII, vol. 3
Replies: 4
Views: 8236

Allied Coastal Forces of WWII, vol. 3

Yup, still working on it, but am now closing in on the end. Still would like to find any official plans of the 70' Higgins MGBs, 78' Higgins as MTB and MGB, and any British Power Boat Company types.
by alross2
Wed May 16, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 68
Replies: 3
Views: 10846

Re: MGB 68

Yes, please.
by alross2
Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 69-73, 100-106
Replies: 2
Views: 9603

MGB 69-73, 100-106

The recent passing of my friend and co-author John Lambert has prompted me to finish up my part of what would have been volume 3 of Allied Coastal Forces - the Higgins PTs. Right now, I'm working on the drawings for the 70' boats. Initially developed for the Finnish Navy, that country's alignment wi...
by alross2
Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: Motor Launches
Topic: ML Colour Scheme
Replies: 6
Views: 10254

Re: ML Colour Scheme

Can you post the photo? If I can see the pattern, I might be able to provide colors.

Al Ross
by alross2
Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:48 am
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: MGB 68
Replies: 3
Views: 10846

MGB 68

Looking for photos of MGB 68, the former Higgins-built PT6.

Al Ross
by alross2
Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Television or Film Production
Topic: PT Boat Museum DVDs
Replies: 0
Views: 7474

PT Boat Museum DVDs

The PT Boat Museum has recently released two new DVDs that should be of interest to USN coastal forces enthusiasts. Both DVDs were created from decades-old microfilm. One contains the contents of five 35mm rolls of 80' ELCO PT drawings and one roll of 77' ELCO PT drawings. The other contains the con...
by alross2
Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: 70' Higgins MGBs
Replies: 0
Views: 8300

70' Higgins MGBs

I'm working on a book on the Higgins PTs and, as part of the material, will be addressing the 70' boats acquired by the RN as MGB 69-73 and 100-106, as well as the 81' MTB 270 and MGB 68. I'm looking for photos primarily.

Al Ross

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